We needed some time to just relax and Anne stayed in the hotel room while Tom ventured out to a local laverie (laundry) to catch up on this essential part of a journey. It was a luxury not to do the wash in a sink and find a place to dry it. He had brought his iPhone with a book in Kindle, but he spent most of the time during the laundry talking to a local and some other tourists. On the way back from the laundry, he stopped at a deli and picked up a baguette-submarine for lunch.
Again, braving the roundabouts, we headed out to the Roman aqueduct that crosses the Rhone River. It is called the “Pont De Gard” and is a big tourist attraction. There is a museum with displays of the various reasons for building the water pipeline that originates in the mountains and terminates in Nimes. This water was highly regarded in Roman times and made it a luxury to live there. It’s funny how we take fresh water for granted today. The bridge and the aqueduct have been standing for over two millennia.
We returned to Avignon where we had a reservation at Fou de Fafa, the #1 restaurant. It certainly lived up to its reputation. The hostess was very British, and the food was very French. We enjoyed this meal and declared it the best in France.